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Data Challenges and Opportunities

May 15th, 2018

State health and human services (HHS) enterprises encompass a diverse range of divisions that cover child and adult health, behavioral health, juvenile justice, and more. Although separate, these divisions overlap in the populations they serve. Data, particularly the ability to analyze and share data, can enable these different divisions to work together to improve outcomes. […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Data Challenges and Opportunities: Leveraging Data Analytics, Interoperability, and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Outcomes for State Health and Human Services” White Paper

May 15th, 2018

Salt Lake City, May 15, 2018 – Today, Leavitt Partners released “Data Challenges and Opportunities: Leveraging Data Analytics, Interoperability, and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Outcomes for State Health and Human Services.” The white paper examines current obstacles and efforts and discusses opportunities for state health and human services (HHS) enterprises to improve the health of […]

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The State of Health Care Today: How Physicians, Consumers, and Employers View Health Care Costs, Outcomes, and Reform Efforts

January 29th, 2018

As health care spending in the U.S. reaches unsustainable levels, the value-based reform movement seeks to rein in costs and improve quality.

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Medicare Advantage Premiums Higher in Markets with Concentrated Health Plans

November 15th, 2017

As health care costs continue to consume an increasingly large share of the federal budget and impact Americans’ personal finances, it is important to understand the various drivers of those costs.

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Nationally, Individual and Group Market Costs Increasingly Similar

October 23rd, 2017

In 2014, Affordable Care Act (ACA) federal requirements went into effect that dramatically changed the regulatory framework for the individual market in most states. The ACA also applied separate regulatory changes to the group market, with the small group market having to undergo more adjustments than large group, but in general these reforms had less of a disruptive impact than in the individual market.

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Cancer Treatment Costs are Consistently Lower in the Community Setting Versus the Hospital Outpatient Department

March 30th, 2017

Nearly 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses in the United States are projected for 2017. Controlling the cost of treating cancer is an important consideration for curbing the overall cost of health care.

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Improving Health Outcomes Through Prevention

October 27th, 2016

To succeed, value-based models need to broaden their focus to include identifying the rising-risk population and proactively incorporating interventions to prevent exacerbations of unmanaged chronic conditions.

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A Taxonomy of Accountable Care Organizations: Different Approaches to Achieve the Triple Aim

June 16th, 2014

As providers begin to bear risk for defined populations, providers and payers have begun to change the way they deliver and pay for health care. Accountable care organizations (ACOs), in particular, have proliferated with the common goal to fulfill the triple aim of improved patient satisfaction, improved care and decreased health care costs. Though ACOs […]

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